Spoliation Information for Guardi, Francesco - 'Merit' and 'Abundance'

Panel, 127.6 x 73cm (50.24" x 28.74")

Acquisition: Bought from P & D Colnaghi, London, in 1965
Reference: WAG 6273, 6274

PROVENANCE

Collected in northern France 1920's
Baroni Collection, Paris
Eduardo Moratilla, Paris
Bought from Moratilla by P & D Colnaghi c. 1961-62

QUESTIONS IN THE OPERATIVE PERIOD
  • Dates for possession by Baroni
  • Details and dates for possession by Moratilla
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. These were not among the 4 Guardi sketches which were going to be traded with Linz Museum by Dequoy, formerly of Wildenstein, in a failed exchange in 1943.
  2. Information about French provenance comes from A. Morassi Guardi (1973) 1, pp111-2, 329, nos. 114-5.
  3. Bought from an auction in France under the name of Tiepolo. Previous French owner refused to be identified, letter in gallery files 9/6/1965.